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Morning yall. That #friendbreakup tweet is still going. It’s striking a chord with a lot of folks. I’ve tried to share resources as they get suggested, but my mentions are pretty chaotic right now.
In the last day & a half I’ve gained 2k new followers so I just want to say hi & welcome to the new folks. I tweet about everything from my academic work & teaching to pop culture& pleasure activism from my perspective as a fat Black queer polyamorous woman with chronic pain.
Some things you’ll see commonly: 1. #collectyourcousins (calls for typically white or straight folks to come educate one of their own who is engaging with me but not getting it). I do not encourage my followers to harass but actually try to help people learn with kindness.
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I get to live my life people. Period. I get to have joy. #PleasureActivism means that I connect my living a full life as fat Black queer woman to the politics of my work, to the liberation & justice we all deserve. I refuse to compartmentalize my humanity.
Posting pictures of myself as a mermaid doesn’t make me not an amazing educator. Twerking with Lizzo doesn’t make me not an excellent scholar. This is life in the 21st century. Get used to it. #MillenialProf
Here again is my #twerkwithlizzo @voxdotcom article explaining these politics further.

vox.com/first-person/2…
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Did you like my #twerkwithlizzo Vox article about #PleasureActivism? Then learn more about the concert from @adriennemaree herself on this podcast episode where adrienne mentions me (& talks about sex, drugs, movement politics & more).

allheart.podbean.com
And you can buy the book, Pleasure Activism (with a chapter by yours truly in it) directly from @AKPressDistro, currently on sale for 50% off!!!!! This book is a game changer & I am awed I got to be a small part of it.
Ugh *concept* not concert. Not editing tweets will be the death of me.
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Woke up to a Google alert about this new review of #BodymindsReimagined in American Literary History by Rebecca Wanzo (@rawreader) & I am just so honored & amazed.

I’ll share my favorite quotes below! Happy to send folks a copy who don’t have access!

academic.oup.com/alh/advance-ar…
“Schalk offers the most paradigm-shifting challenge to what is speakable and unspeakable: the problem of linking blackness with disability and how to reframe our treatment of these categories”

😳😲🤯
“The issue of pleasure is one of the most radical interventions of the book, thus modeling a new ideal of what the nexus of race and the speculative genre can do.” (And shout out to @adriennemaree, @WalidahImarisha & @OctaviasBrood) #pleasureactivism
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Men have no inherent right to sex. That is, no right to others’ bodies. Maybe if men weren’t so shitty, someone would fuck them. As women assert their right to say no & to choose sex on their terms, I imagine this number will rightfully keep going up. #DontFuckShittyMen2020
I say this as someone who has fucked a lot of shitty men in my 20s bc I didn’t know I was allowed to have standards. As a fat black woman I thought I was supposed to accept any attention I was given, even if that person wasn’t good to me. I know better now. And I fuck better too.
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